A bill was introduced earlier this year that could require Minnesota motorcyclists to wear helmets or pay more for the risk, but not everyone is on board with the plan. FOX 9 News spoke with Jeff Nachbar, public policy director at the MN Brain Injury Alliance, and Frank Ernst, of American Bikers for Awareness, about the issue.
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A new study by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance documents who is paying the emergency room and hospital costs for motorcycle crashes in Minnesota. It shows that the costs related to traumatic brain injury and the decision to ride without a helmet is not solely born by the motorcyclist.
The study lends support to legislative efforts that favor a change in state law to either increase rider responsibility or insurance coverage options for those who choose to exercise their right to ride without a helmet.